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Call to withdraw 2022 World Cup from Qatar

The Arab Federation for Human Rights calls on Qatar to stop supporting and financing terrorism

Gulf News

GENEVA: The Arab Federation for Human Rights has called for the withdrawal of the 2022 World Cup from Qatar because of its record in the field of human rights, especially violations of workers’ rights, and the financing of terrorism.

In a press conference held on Thursday at the Swiss Press Club in Geneva, the federation called on Qatar to stop supporting and financing terrorism and activities that undermine the stability of the region, to end its policy of providing safe havens for terrorists, and stop providing a platform that helps promote radical ideologies.

In its report, the Federation pointed to international and regional treaties signed by Qatar, including those related to antiterrorism, corruption and human rights and labour agreements.

The report included 26 recommendations, most notably the need for the state of Qatar to stop its support and financing of terrorism and extremism that undermine the stability of the region, stop the policy of the harbouring of terrorists, not provide them with a platform to promote their extremist ideologies. It also called on Qatar to meet the 13 demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt, the four Arab nations that cut ties with the country.

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